The Mist

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Rated: R

Running Time: 126 minutes

Year: 2007

Nudity: None

One Sentence: The Mist is evil!

I really liked The Mist.  Which is a little odd, because the movie is so horrible.  The Mist, directed by Frank Darabont who helped other Stephen King projects, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, was from a film stand point a horrible movie.  The movie has horrible acting, and pathetic dialog.  It really was a sort of silly idea as well.  The CG is subpar and does not look real.  I think if you are going to do photo realistic CG, then make it look real.  So with all of these things going against it, how on earth can I say I enjoyed it?

I was scared.  The movie is just plain scary.  It had people in it, I believed in these people, with their horrible acting and dialog and I was afraid for them.  I was scared of what was in The Mist, and I was scared of what was going on inside the place they were stuck in.  The movie delivered on what it needed to.  This movie was a lot like 1408 where we are given the good scary elements we want with a weak everything else, and the only thing holding it together is the fear, and it does that so well that, at least I, don't care about the other weak parts.  

I thought The Mist delivered a great cross section of fear, and I am going to say rent this one if you like horror.  It is non-traditional horror, much like most of King's stuff, so not too much blood and gore, but there is some.  However renter beware, as I said, the acting, dialog and CG all suck in this movie, if you can look past that however, I think you will have a great time.

4 Stars 

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